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The 5 must-see moments from the Wizards' loss to the Heat

The 5 must-see moments from the Wizards' loss to the Heat

Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' loss to the Miami Heat on Monday night that are worth revisiting...

1. Neither the Heat or Wizards got off to a great start offensively in the opening minutes on Monday, but the Wizards did show a spark on this play when Markieff Morris threw a football pass to John Wall over half the length of the court. Wall caught the Heat hesitating on their way back to defense and made them pay:

2. Wall had 30 points and eight assists on the night with one of his dimes coming on this play. It was of the no-look variety and it was capped by a nice and-1 layup by Otto Porter:

3. Bradley Beal had 29 points in the loss, including two on this dunk set up by a nice steal:

4. Kelly Oubre, Jr. is making a habit of these. For the third straight game he turned a steal into an unassisted bucket on the other end. This time it was an emphatic slam:

5. Tempers flared between the Heat and Wizards after a loose ball in the key resulted in Oubre and Goran Dragic getting tangled up. Words were exchanged, but no real fight broke out:

[RELATED: Takeaways from Wizards' letdown vs. Heat]

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Breaking down the Wizards' 2018 draft class

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Breaking down the Wizards' 2018 draft class

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller analyze the Wizards' two picks the night of the draft.

They went in-depth on first round pick Troy Brown, Jr. and why the Wizards took him when some big names were still on the board. They also broke down why the Wizards chose to pick a draft-and-stash guy in the second round.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!

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Ernie Grunfeld uses second round pick on draft-and-stash prospect Issuf Sanon

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Ernie Grunfeld uses second round pick on draft-and-stash prospect Issuf Sanon

The Washington Wizards selected international prospect Issuf Sanon with the 44th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Like Wizards first round pick Troy Brown, Sanon is just 18 years old and does not turn 19 until Oct. 30. President of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld said that Sanon is a draft-and-stash prospect and will play at least the following year for Olimpija, a professional team in Slovenia.

Here’s what you need to know about Sanon:

Height: 6-4

Weight: 172

2017-18 stats: 20.5 mpg, 6.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.2 bpg, 42.9 FG%, 28.3 3PT%, 50 FT%

*Sanon is a defensive-minded combo guard that is not expected to be ready for the next few years. However, he thrived defensively, allowing just 0.471 points per isolation possession, according to the NBA. That ranks in the 92nd percentile. In the past two seasons in Ukraine’s second division, Sanon averaged 4.6 steals per game.

*While playing in the 2017 U-18 Euros for the Ukrainian National team last summer, Sanon broke out, averaging 19.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.4 steals per game. 

*During the middle of the 2017-18 season, Sanon changed teams. He moved from Ukraine’s Dnipro to the more competitive Olimpija in Slovenia.

*The biggest area of improvement for Sanon is developing his offensive game further. While he is just 18 and very raw, Sanon’s numbers have dipped since his move to Olimpija, especially shooting wise. Sanon’s strength comes in transition and his 6-4 frame helps him when slashing to the rim.

*Though he will not play for the Wizards anytime soon, he will come to the United States and play on the Wizards’ Summer League team.